Man arrested for burying grandchild alive in Bauchi

NEWS DIGEST – A 50-year old man has been arrested in Bauchi for burying his day-old grandchild alive in Toro Local government area.

According to Bauchi police spokesman, Ahmed Wakil, the man’s 17-year-old daughter Hafsat Bawada of Rimin Zayam in Toro L.G.A of Bauchi put to bed on September 14.

She told the police that her father seized the male child and buried him at the back of his house.

“She said that her father, Bawada Audu, (50years) seized the child and buried the baby behind his house. Upon receipt of this report, the corpse was exhumed and the baby was rushed to a general hospital where it was certified dead by a medical doctor,” Wakil said.

“Hafsat said, one Danjuma Malam Uba “had carnal knowledge of her” sometime early 2020 now at large. The corpse was released to the village head of Rimin Ziyam for burial, suspect was arrested and confessed to the crime,” Police said.